Business Insurance recently featured comments from Taylor White, an attorney in Gardere’s labor and employment practice, regarding the anti-retaliation provisions of OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule.
The department previously postponed the rule’s enforcement, while a U.S. district judge decided whether or not to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction that would prevent the rule from taking effect. The judge recently decided to not move forward with the injunction.
“This ruling means that OSHA will be cleared to begin enforcement of the final rule on Dec. 1, 2016,” said Mr. White. “Employers with affected safety incentive programs, disciplinary procedures and drug testing programs will need to ensure that their programs and procedures are appropriately worded and implemented to comply with the intent of the new final rule.”
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